Anish Kirpalani




Dr. Anish Kirpalani is the Chief of the Department of Medical Imaging and an abdominal and cardiovascular radiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto. He has previously served as the Division Head for Abdominal Radiology, the Director of Medical Imaging Research, and the medical lead for the MRI Research Centre at St. Michael’s Hospital.

He is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and has given over 50 invited lectures nationally and internationally, mostly in the fields of abdominal and cardiovascular MRI.


Please note Dr. Kirpalani is not accepting students or trainees at this time.

Recent Publications

  1. Shalmon, T, Hamad, FMD, Jimenez-Juan, L, Kirpalani, A, Urzua Fresno, CM, Folador, L et al.. Prognostic Value of Different Thresholds for Myocardial Scar Quantification on Cardiac MRI Late Gadolinium Enhancement Images in Patients Receiving Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators. Radiol Cardiothorac Imaging. 2023;5 (3):e210247. doi: 10.1148/ryct.210247. PubMed PMID:37404790 PubMed Central PMC10316291.
  2. Shatil, AS, Kirpalani, A, Younus, E, Tyrrell, PN, Krizova, A, Yuen, DA et al.. Magnetic Resonance Elastography-derived Stiffness Predicts Renal Function Loss and Is Associated With Microvascular Inflammation in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Transplant Direct. 2022;8 (6):e1334. doi: 10.1097/TXD.0000000000001334. PubMed PMID:35721457 PubMed Central PMC9197345.
  3. Rathi, A, Kanee, L, Limoges, M, Connelly, KA, Jimenez Juan, L, Kirpalani, A et al.. Relationship Between Left Ventricular Strain Assessment by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Response to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. J Thorac Imaging. 2022;37 (4):W58-W59. doi: 10.1097/RTI.0000000000000652. PubMed PMID:35438668 .
  4. Zhang, T, He, X, Caldwell, L, Goru, SK, Ulloa Severino, L, Tolosa, MF et al.. NUAK1 promotes organ fibrosis via YAP and TGF-β/SMAD signaling. Sci Transl Med. 2022;14 (637):eaaz4028. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaz4028. PubMed PMID:35320001 .
  5. Huang, F, Brezden-Masley, C, Chan, KKW, Barfett, JJ, Kirpalani, A, Deva, DP et al.. Evaluation of left atrial remodeling using cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in breast cancer patients treated with adjuvant trastuzumab. Eur Radiol. 2022;32 (6):4234-4242. doi: 10.1007/s00330-021-08466-9. PubMed PMID:34993574 .
  6. Connelly, PW, Yan, AT, Nash, MM, Wald, RM, Lok, C, Gunaratnam, L et al.. The Increase in Paraoxonase 1 Is Associated With Decrease in Left Ventricular Volume in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2021;8 :763389. doi: 10.3389/fcvm.2021.763389. PubMed PMID:34926614 PubMed Central PMC8674585.
  7. Durrani, R, Friedrich, MG, Schulze, KM, Awadalla, P, Balasubramanian, K, Black, SE et al.. Effect of Cognitive Reserve on the Association of Vascular Brain Injury With Cognition: Analysis of the PURE and CAHHM Studies. Neurology. 2021;97 (17):e1707-e1716. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000012765. PubMed PMID:34504021 PubMed Central PMC8605614.
  8. Jimenez-Juan, L, Ben-Dov, N, Goncalves Frazao, CV, Tan, NS, Singh, SM, Dorian, P et al.. Right Ventricular Function at Cardiac MRI Predicts Cardiovascular Events in Patients with an Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator. Radiology. 2021;301 (2):322-329. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2021210246. PubMed PMID:34402663 .
  9. Primary Panel, Ian Paterson, D, White, JA, Butler, CR, Connelly, KA, Guerra, PG et al.. 2021 Update on Safety of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Joint Statement From Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance/Canadian Heart Rhythm Society. Can J Cardiol. 2021;37 (6):835-847. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2021.02.012. PubMed PMID:34154798 .
  10. Urzua Fresno, CM, Folador, L, Shalmon, T, Hamad, FMD, Singh, SM, Karur, GR et al.. Prognostic value of cardiovascular magnetic resonance left ventricular volumetry and geometry in patients receiving an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2021;23 (1):72. doi: 10.1186/s12968-021-00768-7. PubMed PMID:34108003 PubMed Central PMC8191093.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Director, MRI Research Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Division Head of Abdominal Imaging, Department of Medical Imaging, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Associate Professor, Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto